Insight and latest updates from our team

Mother and baby homes: the case for a public inquiry

By NICVA 13 Jun 2017 Andrea Thornbury

THERE are growing calls from victims and campaigners for a public inquiry into Northern Ireland’s former mother and baby homes, with claims the findings would “shock this society to its core”.

The Journey of Fundraising Regulation in NI

By NICVA 6 Jun 2017 Sandra Bailie

Since September 2016 we have been consulting with the NI sector and we are pleased to announce that the Fundraising Regulator now has responsibility for fundraising regulation in NI.

2017 General Election

By NICVA 5 Jun 2017 Jenny McEneaney

People go to the polls this Thursday to vote in the General Election. Much of the focus has been on the two main national parties however each of the regional parties's manifestos are available below:

Brexit Engagement: Justice

By NICVA 5 Jun 2017 Jenny McEneaney

On 11 April 2017, Jo Wilson (Department of Justice) and David Patterson (The Executive Office) provided the briefing in NICVA on the Department of Justice's engagement with EU Exit negotiations.

Carers Week (12-18 June): Celebrate carers in your community

By NICVA 2 Jun 2017 Jenny McEneaney

220,000 people across Northern Ireland care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend. Whilst caring can be rewarding, without the right support, it can also take a serious toll on a carer’s health, relationships and finances.

Volunteers' week 2017

By NICVA 24 May 2017 Sandra Bailie

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June  is a great way to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country. 

Recognising your volunteers

By NICVA 24 May 2017 Sandra Bailie

It is vitally important that we recognise all the work that volunteers do – they are often the “life-blood” in our organisations. In the same way as donors give of their money, volunteers give of their time and we want to thank them for all that they do.

Right to Rent

By NICVA 22 May 2017 Jenny McEneaney

The Right to Rent law was introduced in England on 1 February 2016. It makes it a statutory requirement that all private landlords must check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. 

Flaws exposed in plan to remove Northern Ireland’s peace walls

By NICVA 17 May 2017 Andrea Thornbury

A GOVERNMENT commitment to “reduce, and remove, all interface barriers” by 2023 has been called into question after it emerged nearly one in five of the 116 structures are not included in the plan.

Fresh Start Initiative - A Programme for Women Involved in Community Transformation

By NICVA 10 May 2017 Shauna O'Neill

The Department for Communities (DfC) will be facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement events to seek views on the development of a programme providing support for women wishing to be involved in community transformation.

New development opportunities

By NICVA 3 May 2017 Sandra Bailie

The development of our staff and volunteers is key to the success of our organisations and providing effective services. Those that participate on our programmes tell us that the skills and confidence gained make a real difference.

Less than half of Northern Ireland babies are breastfed in hospital

By NICVA 2 May 2017 Andrea Thornbury

More than 42,000 babies have left Northern Ireland’s hospitals since April 2012 without having attempted breastfeeding, Detail Data can reveal.

NICVA staff on the run!

By NICVA 28 Apr 2017 Denise Copeland

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2017 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.

NICVA Thanks Faith Survey Respondents

By NICVA 26 Apr 2017 Rachel Shannon

NICVA is delighted to announce the winners of the NI Faith Survey prize draw.

NICVA Releases Findings from Northern Ireland Faith Survey

By NICVA 26 Apr 2017 Rachel Shannon

NICVA recently completed research on the faith based sector in Northern Ireland, which established the community work conducted by these organisations, outside of regular worship, and identified their training/support needs.

Consultation shows preference for joining Fundraising Regulator

By NICVA 25 Apr 2017 Sandra Bailie

Over the last few months the Fundraising Regulation working group have been consulting with the sector on the best option for fundraising regulation in NI. This is an update of progress to date. 

Business and civic society make urgent appeal to local politicians

By NICVA 11 Apr 2017

During the month of April nineteen years ago, people across Northern Ireland were presented with an amazing agreement which would deliver a path for peace and prosperity in the years ahead.

Collaboration and Partnership Support – an End and a Beginning

By NICVA 10 Apr 2017

Collaboration support for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland enters a new phase this week – with an end and a beginning.

NICVA becomes 1st charity in NI to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

By NICVA 4 Apr 2017 Ian Kelly

NICVA recognises the importance of a secure infrastructure and data in an insecure world, therefore we are proud to announce that we are certified and fully compliant with the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme.

Consultation on the code of fundraising practice

By NICVA 3 Apr 2017 Sandra Bailie

The Fundraising Regulator is carrying out a consultation on the Code of fundraising practice with responses due by 28 April.

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